Dear friends,

As we finish up our 2022-2023 concert season, I want to draw your attention to the two final programs on what has been an extensive “season of renewal” for us.

On May 7th, the Chamber Chorus will present their annual Pops concert at the Canteen Brewhouse (2381 Aztec, NE in ABQ). This always-popular event typically sells out both shows, so get your tickets early. Our performance s will be that Sunday afternoon at 2 pm and 4:30 and this year’s theme is Paris in the Springtime. Come hear the “chorus of light” (“Coro Lux”) sing about the City of Light! For more information, and for tickets, go here:

Our Youth Chorus, El Faro (“the lighthouse”) has one more performance this spring, a 45-minute concert entitled “Like a Tree Planted by the Water” that will feature well-known protest songs, spirituals, and even a guest appearance by bluegrass trio Strange Holler. This will be held at the Fusion Forum in downtown Albuquerque (708 First St., NW) on Saturday, May 13th, at 2 pm and free tickets can be reserved here: Come and support our young singers and their conductor, Dr. Gabrielle Dietrich!

Plans are forming for next year’s season. Highlights include Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with the New Mexico Philharmonic, our now annual Holiday Extravaganza in December and a visit by the world-famous choral conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong in February. Auditions for the new season will take place in late August and early September. You can go here for more information or to register for a time:

Until then, keep singing!


Bradley Ellingboe

Founder and Artistic Director

Coro Lux — an auditioned chorus — has a generous scholarship program meant to help ALL who need financial help to participate, particularly those who are in the midst of, or who have recently finished, their schooling.

 For information about joining our chorus or contributing to our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please email

Click Here to read a story about our El Faro Youth Chorus, and its director, Gabrielle Dietrich, in the University of the Pacific alumni magazine.

FebFest 2023 Raises $1,500 for ABQ Chapter of Habitat for Humanity!

FebFest 2023, co-sponsored by Coro Lux and the United Church of Santa Fe, was led this year by Dr. André Thomas. With more than 100 singers coming from across northern New Mexico, our final concert in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe was attended by more than 500 people. The free-will offering raised $1,500, which went to the ABQ chapter of Habitat for Humanity. A similar amount went to the Santa Fe chapter, donated by the United Church.

Click the link below to watch KOB’s “Heart of New Mexico” feature on the El Faro Youth Chorus.

Special thanks to Ryan Laughlin and Willow Locke for their beautiful work on this piece.

Click the link below to watch the world premiere of “Ring Out, Wild Bells” by Taylor Scott Davis, performed during the Coro Lux Seasons of Love concert on December 15, 2022

Ring Out, Wild Bells


Coro Lux is built on the ideal of “doing good as we do well.” We believe that in diversity there is strength. We believe the voices of the world should be heard, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation. In the past we have used our concerts to call for peace and to benefit charitable causes, and we will redouble our efforts going forward. Through our art we sing for a better world.

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